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- another term for noble gas
- ‘Natural gas contains other compounds than hydrocarbons, including significant quantities of gases such as carbon dioxide, nitrogen, and hydrogen sulphide and traces of inert gases such as helium.’
- ‘If the tank must be filled from the top, then the tank should be filled with an inert gas such as nitrogen or carbon dioxide to displace any oxygen.’
- ‘Krypton is the fourth member of Group 18 of the periodic table, a group of elements known as the noble gases or inert gases.’
- ‘Fluorine gas, diluted with an inert gas such as nitrogen, can now be used to fluorinate selectively a range of systems by simply passing this gaseous mixture through a cold solution of the substrate in formic or other acid.’
- ‘Prior to Bartlett's preparation of the first xenon compound, the rare gases were widely referred to as the inert gases.’
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